Well, there are a lot of possibilities.
West coast you're basically looking at Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles/San Diego (really they're close enough you can hit both pretty easily). If you went really crazy, there's Vancouver. Those are easiest for me as I can drive there, and if anyone else was along the way I could potentially give some rides, at least (I'm Oregonian).
Seattle is really not that interesting to me; I'd recommend against it. Its a nice place to live, but really, its kind of boring; trees and fish are cool and all, but really, what else is there?
San Francisco and Los Angeles/San Diego are both major cultural centers, and there are numerous amusement parks, museums, and various other things in the area. Downside: They're rather expensive, and you have to drive everywhere. I have a car, but it doesn't seat more than 5 people (I could borrow one that seats 7, but that'd be the limit), so we'd have to rent a car or whatever most likely unless several people are around. There is a lot of neat stuff down there, and obviously everyone loves Disneyland (Sea World is also cool, and San Diego has a kickass zoo).
All this sounds great and all, but southern california is also fucking crowded; yes, all cities are that way, but Los Angeles is kind of a shitty place really, and San Diego not far behind. There's lots of cool stuff there, but it all feels a bit oppressive under the mass of humanity.
Florida presents a lot of neat tourist traps, but that could easily make things quite spendy; its what we'd do there that would eat wallets. That said, it would certainly be fun, especially for those who have never been to someplace like Disneyworld, which is almost certainly the best amusement park on the planet, and there are also other cool places down there (the Kennedy Space Center for example, plus there's some natural shit which is cool). I'd enjoy it.
Boston, New York, and Philadelphia all have some cool cultural shit there, museums and the like, as well as various other forms of entertainment. I think Boston is cheaper, and really I think it'd be better overall in terms of bang for buck than New York. New York is probably the bigger overall bang of the three, though. I threw in Philadelphia because its another place up there which is kind of similarish in terms of having stuff.
So all in all, I'd be most interested in Florida and Boston, because there's nothing cool enough around me to justify coming here, and frankly I've been to San Francisco and Los Angeles often enough.
- 08 December 2010 - 08:24 AM